Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vale Super Ore Carrier Allowed into Chinese Port

Vale mega ship called at a port in eastern China this week, marking the first entry of the vessels since Beijing banned them in January

April 17, 2013
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Shipping Iron Ore on Valemax Carriers Proves Extremely Costly for Brazilian Miner

(Bloomberg) — Brazilian miner Vale SA more than doubled spending on maritime freight in the fourth quarter as it shipped more of the steel-making

February 28, 2013
Total Views: 236

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Nippon Steel Considering Further Valemax Iron Ore Shipments

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) — Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp., Japan’s top steelmaker, will consider using more Valemax carriers to receive ore

January 23, 2013
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Port of Kimitsu Welcomes 400,000 DWT Valemax Ore Carrier

The Port of Kimitsu, Japan, received a Valemax super iron ore carrier for the first time on Saturday, 19 January.  The Vale Brasil, which has a capacity to

January 22, 2013
Total Views: 10

Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Economy of Scale? Not So Much for Vale SA’s 400,000 DWT Super Ore Carrier

Vale SA, the world’s biggest iron-ore exporter, may have paid about $158 million more for shipping in the past 19 months by using the largest available

December 20, 2012
Total Views: 82

Monday, December 3, 2012

Vale: Global Iron Ore Demand “Far From Peaking”

RIO DE JANEIRO–Brazilian mining giant VALE SA (VALE, VALE5.BR) believes global demand for iron ore is “far from peaking,” though growth in

December 3, 2012
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beijing Wields Big Stick on Valemaxes

BEIJING–Brazilian miner Vale SA has spent around $2 billion on a fleet of huge ships to carry its iron ore from Brazil to China. The problem: China

November 13, 2012
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Vale’s Latest Super Ore Carrier Makes Debut at Philippine Port [IMAGES]

The Valemax iron ore carrier Vale Minas Gerais docked at the port of Villanueva in the Philippines on Wednesday marking the first time a Valemax ore carrier

October 19, 2012
Total Views: 52

Friday, September 28, 2012
Engineering News

Rongsheng Heavy Delivers Pair of Giant Ore Carriers, Adds Nearly 800,000 Tons of Capacity to the Market

China’s Rongsheng Heavy Industries announced today the delivery of a pair of 380,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs); one to Brazilian ore giant

September 28, 2012
Total Views: 8

Friday, August 31, 2012
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Vale to Sell 10 Ore Carriers

Vale informed reporters today that it has signed a USD $600 million agreement to sell and further charter 10 large ore carriers with Polaris Shipping Co. Ltd.

August 31, 2012
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Valemax Troubles Persist

RIO DE JANEIRO–Brazilian mining giant Vale SA (VALE, VALE5.BR) continues to negotiate for access to Chinese ports for its Valemax large iron-ore

July 26, 2012
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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VLOC Berge Acongagua Docks in Japan on Maiden Voyage

The Berge Acongagua, owned by Norwegian company Bergesen Worldwide (BW Group) and operated by Brazilian mining group, Vale, docked at Nippon Steel Corporation

June 19, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

China Rongsheng Christens VLOCs for Oman Shipping, Delivers Another to Vale

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries this week christened the first two 380,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs) built for Oman Shipping Company, as well as

May 22, 2012
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Rongsheng Heavy Anticipates Delivery of 11 Super-Ore Ships by Year’s End for VALE

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)–China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd. (1101.HK)–China’s biggest non state-owned shipbuilder by order

March 20, 2012
Total Views: 2

Friday, March 16, 2012
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New Maritime Additions to the Iron Ore Trade, Vale’s Ore Fabrica and Mitsui’s Tom Price

Bedeschi, an Italian company specializing in bulk loaders and unloaders gives us a first look at the Ore Fabrica, the world’s largest floating dry bulk

March 16, 2012
Total Views: 199

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Port of Tubarão Receives World’s Biggest Ore Carrier for the First Time

The Port of Tubarão in Vitória will today receive Vale Rio de Janeiro, a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) which is capable of transporting 400,000 metric

January 31, 2012
Total Views: 1

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Brazilian Iron Ore Giant Gets the Short End of the Stick While China Runs Around in Circles

BEIJING (Dow Jones)–China’s Ministry of Transport Tuesday said that it has tightened control over a new breed of super-sized iron ore freighters

January 31, 2012
Total Views: 16

Monday, January 16, 2012
Engineering News

DNV: Vale Beijing Incident NOT Related to Global Strength Issues or Single Pass Loading

Class society DNV said today that the damage to the VLOC Vale Beijing was not caused by any global strength issue or by the effect of single pass loading. 

January 16, 2012
Total Views: 80

Friday, January 13, 2012

Vale’s 350,000 Ton Cargo of Iron Ore to Be Auctioned to the Highest Bidder

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian iron ore producer Vale SA (VALE) will likely wait until the end of the Lunar New Year to sell a massive cargo of iron ore

January 13, 2012
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

STX Pan Ocean: Damage to Vale Beijing “Reparable”

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones) — South Korean company STX Pan Ocean Co. (028670.SE, GZ9.SG) said Wednesday that the Vale Beijing vessel which developed

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 109